Legendary L.A. politician dies
October 12, 1997
Web posted at: 8:57 p.m. EDT (0057 GMT)
LOS ANGELES (CNN)-- Kenneth Hahn, who became one of Southern
California's most popular politicians, died of heart failure
Sunday. He was 77.
Hahn was instrumental in bringing the Los Angeles Dodgers to
the West Coast from Brooklyn and transforming the
infrastructure of Los Angeles into a modern metropolitan
region. He served 49 years in public office before retiring
in 1992 after suffering a debilitating stroke.
Born in Los Angeles in 1920, Hahn was a teacher before
entering politics. He was elected to city council in 1946 and
went on to become a Los Angeles County supervisor, one of the
most powerful municipal positions in county government.